Meeting between Prime Minister Tony Blair and Fujitsu over its ICL Pathway Horizon project

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Prime Minister's Office fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear Prime Minister's Office,

In April 1999 a delegation of senior members of Fujitsu met the then Prime Minister, Tony Blair, to discuss its ICL Horizon Pathway project following concerns that it was about to be terminated.

A significant volte-face was in fact announced by the government in May 1999 due to significant project delays and technology obsolescence of the Benefits Payment Card.

Please can you disclose who attended the meeting between the Prime Minister and Fujitsu?

Please can you disclose minutes of the meeting at which the ICL Pathway Horizon project was discussed by the Prime Minister and Fujitsu in April 1999?

Yours sincerely,
Eleanor Shaikh

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

Our ref: FOI2021/04484

Dear Eleanor Shaikh,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 1st
March. Your request is being handled under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 ('the Act').

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event
within 20 working days. We will therefore aim to reply at the latest by
30th March.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

1 Atodiad

Dear Eleanor Shaikh,

Please find attached our response to your recent Freedom of Information
request (reference FOI2021/04484).

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office

Dear Prime Minister's Office,

Thank you for your response to my FOI submission (2021/04484). Please can you update and advise when I can expect to receive the information which was requested on 1st March 2021?

Many Thanks,

Yours sincerely

Eleanor Shaikh

FOI Team Mailbox, Prime Minister's Office

2 Atodiad

Dear Ms Shaikh,
Your response was issued on 24th March. It is attached for ease of
reference.
Thank you for contacting us.
Yours sincerely
Cabinet Office FOI Team

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

FOI Team Mailbox, Prime Minister's Office

Dear Ms Shaikh,
I apologise for the previous response, which was sent in error. I am
writing to let you know that it has not yet been possible to complete work
on your request for information relating to a meeting between the Prime
Minister and Fujitsu in April 1999 due to limitations in accessing secure
storage facilities due to the Covid-19 restrictions. We will be in touch
when it is possible to access the records in question.
Yours sincerely
Cabinet Office FOI Team

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Cabinet Office FOI Team,

Thank you for your email of 27th April 2021 regarding delays in accessing documents due to Covid restrictions.

I hope that with the easing of restrictions as of today you will be able to deal with my FOI request (2021/04484) of 1st March 2021 as soon as possible.

Are you able to give an indication of how much longer this will take?

Many Thanks,

Yours sincerely
Eleanor Shaikh

FOI Team Mailbox, Prime Minister's Office

Dear Eleanor Shaikh, 
Thank you for your email. We have been unable to access our paper records
due to restrictions and it is still unclear when we will be able to safely
do so to provide you with a response. We hope to be able to provide you
with a response soon. Thank you for your patience. 
Kind regards, 
Cabinet Office FOI Team

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Cabinet Office FOI Team,

I am writing to enquire as to the likely timescale for the release of documents asked via FOI (2021/94484) on 1 March 2021.

My request was acknowledged but on 24th March I was informed that due to Covid you had only limited and fluctuating access to your storage facilities.

On 25th April I sought an update from you only to receive a letter on 27th April which you later apologised for having been ‘sent in error’.

On 17th May I sought clarification from you on the expected response time to FOI 2021/04484 to which you replied ‘We hope to be able to provide you with a response soon’.

Please can you advise when you will be in a position to complete the necessary search?

Yours sincerely,
Eleanor Shaikh